Fox News’ Sean Hannity and CNN’s Anderson Cooper compete for viewers in the same hour and Wednesday night, in a rare convergence of the moon and stars, the cable news hosts exchanged brutal barbs at nearly the same time.
On Wednesday’s show, Hannity ripped into Anderson for his interview with porn star Stormy Daniels, who now dominates air time on CNN, comparing his rival to Jerry Springer.
“CNN breaking news, Stormy Daniels had a breakfast this morning,” Hannity said, mocking the obsession the “porn network” has with the adult film star.
“The dramatic collapse of CNN makes more sense when you look at Anderson Cooper,” he continued. “More like Jerry Springer than a newscaster.”
Running clips of Cooper’s “60 Minutes” interview with Daniels, the Fox News host compared the questions asked to questions asked on Springer’s show.
“When you juxtapose his questions with Jerry Springer, I mean, what is happening there?” Hannity said.
Meanwhile, over at the “porn network,” Anderson was railing on Hannity because he sought legal advice from an attorney.
Well, it is President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, but an attorney nonetheless.
Anderson seemed to take exception to the fact that Hannity faced no consequences from Fox News for seeking legal advice from an attorney… who represents Trump.
“Fox News did what any respectable news organization would do when faced with the knowledge that one of its anchors had gone on the air time after time after time to breathlessly report on someone without disclosing his own personal connection to the story,” Cooper deadpanned.
“I’m kidding,” he then said, to the amusement of his liberal panel. “They don’t care. They didn’t care.”
He read a statement from Fox News saying that Hannity has their “full support”… for seeking legal advice from an attorney.
“It’s a doozy of a conflict of interest and one that was kept secret,” Anderson said. “But it’s not even Hannity’s most glaring conflict.”
The CNN host then expressed what could be perceived as envy over the reported access his rival has to the president — according to prerequisite anonymous sources.
“New reporting in The Washington Post shows how intertwined Hannity and the president are,” Anderson said. “Talking several times a week, discussing show topics, the Russian investigation, what the president should tweet.”
“One presidential adviser says, quote, ‘Hannity basically has a desk in the [White House].
Make than an anonymous presidential adviser.
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